Venda Fundraising Dinner

On Thursday 22nd September 2011, we had an enjoyable night in the Chartroom at Inverkip for a Fund Raising evening organised by Ian McCrorie. The purpose  of the fundraising was to raise monies to provide an extension to the school. We were joined by our friends from Wellpark Mid Kirk, St. John’s Gourock and Gourock Rotary.

Geat fun was had with good food, friendly fellowship, musical entertainment arranged by pupils of Clydeview Academy.  Monica McNeill gave a brief history of how her son (Fraser) had first visited Venda in 1995 as a gap year project. This proved to be an experience that had changed his future life. Peter Nimmo has just returned from his third trip to Venda and gave an update on the current position. There was people attending who didn’t know much about the school so the word has spread even further.

It was very heartening to be told at the end of the evening that around £3,300 had been raised and that there might still be more to come.  Ian McCrorie acknowledged the support that had been provided by the Chartroom management  to make the night such a success.